The Devil and Mary Lease in 19th-Century Populism

Lease an anti-Semite who used anti-Jewish tropes and direct anti-Semitic references to stir up her audience. There is a statue of Mary E. Lease in Wichita, Kansas, erected in 2001 by a Kansas women’s club she founded in 1886. As someone active in the push to take down statues and rename places, I have been thinking a[…]